Maritime 3D Printing

Digital Supply Chains and 3D Printing Come to Alaska via Ivaldi

Ivaldi Group has entered into an agreement with the Alaska Ocean Cluster to explore how digitized supply chains and on-demand manufacturing could contribute to the revitalization of Alaska’s coastal ocean…

House 3D Printing, Bacterial Materials, and More Awarded by 3D Pioneers Challenge

The 3D Pioneers Challenge awards the best and most innovative breakthrough projects in 3D printing. This year, the jury selected projects from around the world across several categories, including medtech,…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 21, 2022: Fictiv, Shellfish Reefs, and Oil & Gas

The industry continues to grow, which sees new personnel at additive construction firm ICON and metal 3D printing firm, XJet. Meanwhile, technologies from other industries are being applied to 3D…

3D Printing Drone Swarms 17: Drone Boats and Fast Resupply

As we discuss in our ongoing 3D Printing Drone Swarms series, additive manufacturing (AM) will play an increasing role in the production of all manner of semi-sentient robots. This has been…

3D Printing News Briefs, March 30, 2022: Consumer Goods, Sporting Equipment, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, polySpectra and Keyland Polymer announced a strategic partnership, and KAERI developed a 3D printer for making larger nuclear components. Researchers in Singapore created a…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 15: the Always On Navy

As we discuss in our ongoing 3D Printing Drone Swarms series, additive manufacturing (AM) will play an increasing role in the production of all manner of semi-sentient robots. This has been…

ABB Turns to Metal 3D Printing for Turbocharger Spare Parts

ABB Turbocharging is looking to convert its metal spare parts inventory with digital and 3D printed counterparts. To do so, it has turned to Dutch 3D printer manufacturer Additive Industries,…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 13: Autonomous Submarines

As we discuss in our ongoing 3D Printing Drone Swarms series, additive manufacturing (AM) will play an increasing role in the production of all manner of semi-sentient robots. This has been…

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U.S. Navy Submarines to Have 3D Printed Parts Starting This Year

At the beginning of last month, the U.S. Navy announced it was awarding six contracts to defense firms and research institutions, to study applications of additive manufacturing (AM) that could…

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles to Receive 3D Printed Parts via 3DPRINTUK

Hundreds of underwater vehicles and submarines are used worldwide for seafaring in the deep. From some of the largest nuclear-powered cruise missile submarines to private submersibles for research, the growing…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Pt 11: AI-Powered Boats

As we discuss in our ongoing 3D Printing Drone Swarms series, additive manufacturing (AM) will play an increasing role in the production of all manner of semi-sentient robots. This has been…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 7: Ground & Sea Logistics

As we discuss in our ongoing 3D Printing Drone Swarms series, additive manufacturing (AM) will play an increasing role in the production of all manner of semi-sentient robots. This has…

3D Printed Oil Tanker Parts Approved after 6 Months of Evaluation Use

The oil and gas markets, along with maritime, are less exploited sectors for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. However, progress is being made in this regard, with a group of…

3DPOD Episode 85: Large Format 3D Printing with Poly Products’ Michiel de Bruijcker

Having previously worked for Bond3D and Admatec, Michiel de Bruijcker is now doing something very new and exciting in 3D printing. With Poly Products, he’s printing large-scale structures and parts. Using…

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Design for Disruption: Design for Maintenance in Space

We’ve learned that it may be interesting to think of 3D printing in terms of design for maintenance. By optimizing maintenance, lengthening maintenance intervals, and making maintenance faster or more…

Secret Audit Reveals US Military’s 3D Printing Tech Vulnerable to Cyberattacks

To those of us who are particularly civic-minded, few news alerts are more anxiety-inducing than those in which the U.S. military’s most broadly-encompassing actions are put under the microscope. The…

“World’s Largest” 3D Printed Shipboard Fitting Certified for Installation

We’re still waiting for maritime 3D printing to experience the same boom as other sectors, but the market is slowly starting to progress in large part with assistance from DNV’s…

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US Navy Issues $20M to Stratasys to Purchase Large-Format 3D Printers

The U.S. Navy has been steadily increasing its investment into practical 3D printer usage, as opposed to research. The latest comes in the form of a whopping $20 million contract…

Startup Accelerator, Singapore: Zenyum, Star3D, 3D Metal Forge

In this third installment of Startup Accelerator, Singapore, we’ll be looking at the ship-and-noodle loving nation state’s 3D printing startup community. Zenyum Zenyum is a direct competitor to Align Technology…

3D Printing News Briefs, August 12, 2021: Metal 3D Printing & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Aurora Labs is testing out its metal 3D printing on Australian Navy frigates, while a Silicon Valley startup is creating custom 3D printed carbon…

Norwegian Robotics Firm to Develop Underwater 3D Printer

A Norwegian robotics firm called Kongsberg Ferrotech, which creates subsea robots for the oil and gas industry, is developing a form of underwater 3D printing for repairing pipelines below the…

Australia’s Oldest Colonial Built Craft to Be 3D Printed for Exhibit

In November 2018, the well-preserved remains of a boat were unearthed during an excavation at the Barangaroo railway station in Sydney, Australia. The fascinating discovery became one of the most…

Why Are We 3D Printing Boat Hulls?

3D printing boat hulls may strike you as a particularly esoteric thing to do. Also, given the water tightness issues we often have with 3D printing, it may also seem…

Kawasaki’s 3D Printed Spare Part Flown to Ship via Drone

One of the few businesses tackling the world of maritime 3D printing is Wilhelmsen, one of the largest businesses in the maritime sector, along with its partners, such as steel…